The Rays called up their 1st base prospect, Nate Lowe, to go with Ji-Man Choi, Yandy Diaz and Daniel Robertson, which brings me to the real question of the day:  How can Tampa have so many corners on their roster and no bodegas?  The Rays have more cornermen than Avon Barksdale.  My 9th grade geometry teacher, Mr. Corbello, would tell you, if you have two sides of a diamond and four corners, then you’re looking at a clusterfudgeogram.  The clusterfudgeogram generates little playing time and lots of headaches for those making heads or tails of it.  The real question might be:  Would the Rays be as daft to call up one of their top prospects to ride the bench?  That seems unlikely, but since he’s a lefty and this is Kevin Cash, and Cash Ruins Everything Around Me, C.R.E.A.M. get the funny way to set your lineup, ya big dummy.  We care because Lowe’s got some lumber.  His projections are at the Prospectonator, and they’re not too shabby, like the quarter piece of Harrison Ford’s Jewishness.  Prospect Mike ranked Nathaniel Lowe (Why so serious, Nate?) in his top 100 fantasy baseball prospects and said this elsewhere, “Lowe is a big left-handed bat who can hit for both average and power. In 2018, he popped 27 homers and hit .330/.416/.568 across three levels. He’ll be ready when the Rays need him, unlike how no one needs Grey.”  Okay, not cool!  I tried to add Nathaniel Lowe and Nate Lowe everywhere; I believe they’re the same person and they were both gone.  However, I didn’t contract any FOMO.  Finding a bat corner bat with some pop is as easy as going down to the corner store, grabbing a burner Moreland-type and avoiding the clusterfudgeogram.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Michael Wacha – 5 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.78 as he was activated from the IL. Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “I walked out of the restroom without the water running, because I didn’t touch anything while I was going, and I don’t see why we need a meeting to discuss this.”

Harrison Bader – 2-for-3 and a slam (3) and legs (1), hitting .222.  He’s one good week away from being exactly where we thought he’d be in the preseason.

Anthony Rendon – Out seven of eight games, as he continues to be day-to-day for over a week.  When a guy is hurt but doesn’t go on the IL, it’s purgatory like being in the waiting room to see a Mets doctor.  “Dr. Met will be right with you…Sometime in May.”

Patrick Corbin – 5 IP, 6 ER, ERA up to 3.58.  Elias Sports Bureau said his 3.58 ERA is the 3rd best ERA in the majors.

Zack Wheeler – 6 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 5.05.  His velocity was off, and, at one point in the 5th inning the manager and trainer went out to visit Wheeler, but whatever it was he said, they were satisfied and left him in.  This sounds whatever for most teams.  For the Mets?  *goes over playlist for band set for the Titanic, crosses off Ain’t Goin’ Down Like That by Cypress Hill*

Pete Alonso – 1-for-4, 1 RBI, hitting .304.  The slump will come at some point, but I have to say after this awkward middle to a sentence when I’m saying I’m going to say something that I’m obviously saying, he looks good on two-strike counts, and might just curtail a huge dip in average.

Jesse Winker – 1-for-4 and his 8th homer, hitting .239.  Winker’s not doing a ton but hit a few solo homers, but, ya know what, I wouldn’t mind some of that crap from Puig.  When does that ManBearPuig start playing?

Jose Peraza – 2-for-5, 1 RBI and his 3rd steal, hitting .200, but hitting .333 in the last week, and he was smoking everything he saw yesterday.  He’s out of his slump, and should absolutely be owned.

Justin Verlander – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.45.  During the Mets game, I saw a stat that said Wheeler threw the 3rd most pitches per game at 103, which I thought was comically low — Nolan Ryan used to throw 103 pitches in the 1st inning to one batter.  With that said (Grey’s gonna make a point?  Awesome!), I’d guess Verlander is near the top of that list.  Then, unhappy with guesses, I Googled it, and Verlander’s thrown 102.8 per game.  So…yeah, I don’t know.  When I started this blurb it seemed interesting.

Jake Odorizzi – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.34.  At 29 years old, Odorizzi’s velocity is up this year (91 to 92 MPH), and has his best K/9 since his salad days for the Rays.  By the by, all Rays salads are tossed at one of the 27 local-area Hooters restaurants.

Nick Margevicius – 5 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.23.  I’d have a hard time pulling the trigger on Margevicius even in a good matchup, and this was not a good one.  According to the Streamonator, his next one isn’t either.

Mike Soroka – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 1.62.  His peripherals (11.3 K/9, 3.2 BB/9, 2.85 xFIP) are almost as gorgeous as his ERA, and I’m loosening the reins on him.  I would add him in most mixed leagues, including shallower ones.

Ozzie Albies – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, and 3rd homer in two games, hitting .299.  Salary-Depot dot com says Albies earned $41.06 between homers, but almost $59 if you count his hours sleeping.  He’s a light sleeper, though.

Ender Inciarte – Left yesterday’s game with a hamstring injury.  Just terrific for all my weekly leagues where I’m headed for a Ziplock.  Ender was just starting to come out of his early-season struggles.  Nothing’s fair.  Life’s not fair.  This is not fair!  Screams at a sign for a County Fair coming soon, “YOU’RE NOT EVEN FAIR!”

Jacob Webb – 2/3 IP, 0 ER and his 1st save.  Five ladies and gentlemen, your new Braves closer!  Maybe.  I don’t know.  I did pick him up where he was available.  He was a closer in the minors, has a 95 MPH fastball, and the Braves bullpen is such a mess it would not surprise me at all if they just gave Webb a looksie, and, if that looksie goes well, that’s all he needs.

Brad Keller  – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.07.  Oh, no, his evil twin, Bad Keller.  Not cool, Bad.

Jorge Soler – 1-for-4 and his 7th homer, hitting .227.  Marla Gibbs called and said get the hell out of her house!

Adalberto Mondesi – 2-for-4, 1 run, 2 RBIs and his 8th steal.  He’s on pace for a 15/40 season, and hasn’t even been scalding hot yet.

Frankie Montas – 4 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 10 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.97, but had 6 unearned runs for a major ticker shock that had owners running for an angiogram.  You know you’re living your best life when the Regression Fairies show up at your door and it’s with unearned runs.  That’s like when you have to go see your in-laws, but it’s a huge function so you can go disappear to the bar and no one knows you’re not there.

Eduardo Rodriguez – 4 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 6.16.  This is when the in-laws find you at the bar and wave everyone over to you.  I’m continuing to hold this “L” Ed-Rod, but his thetans are infecting my entire fantasy team.

Michael Chavis – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs, hitting .286.  Chavis moving into rarefied territory!  Which is mentions in the roundup when he doesn’t steal or homer.  Chavis Fantasy Baseball Player of the Week!

Jackie Bradley Jr. – 1-for-4 and his 3rd steal, hitting .155.  I’m cyclops’ing JBJ for potential to pickup, so you don’t have to.  You’re welcome.

Rafael Devers – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 4th steal.  He still doesn’t have a home run.  Yo, why’s Dee Gordon wearing a Devers’s uniform?  That ain’t cool news, early-internet weblog.

Kenta Maeda – 5 IP, 0 ER, 9 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.41 vs. Jeff Samardzija – 5 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 1 K, ERA at 2.53.  This matchup was billed as, “Two guys I should’ve drafted in every deep league, but was trying for stupid upside and now my teams have a 6.50 ERA.”  Limited appeal with that billing name, obviously.

A.J. Pollock – Headed to the IL with an elbow infection.  How many Pollocks does it take to get an infection in their elbow?  One.  Alex Verdugo should get more playing time, unless Dave Roberts decides to try David Freese in center, because they have a David bond, which they say to each other like, “Bond, David bond.”

DJ LeMahieu – Out with inflammation in his knee.  Yankees are playing a game of injury whack-a-mole — bang down one, another pops up.

Zach Davies – 5 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 1.38.  Glad Davies is working out The Kinks, but if you think I’m owning him then L-O-L-a.

Jesus Aguilar – 3-for-4, 4 RBIs and two homers (1, 2), hitting .156.  “Forgive us, but when we’re going over this next overpass, we need to toss this body out of the car–Wait!  Jesus, is moving!  It’s a sign from above!”  I don’t believe in anything superstitious, or even a little bit titious, but I did light 270 Jesus candles around my house and it looks like it paid off!  Finally, a sign.  If you dropped him, pick him back up.  If you were worried Jesus retired and opened a school for exorcism-slash-greeting card store called, “My Treasured Possessions,” fear no more!

Yonder Alonso – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .190.  Can Machado start hitting some homers too so Thanksgiving isn’t awkward?

Tim Anderson – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .375.  I watched an interview of him yesterday still talking about the bat flip and some reporter (white guy) asked him if the bat flip was just the “verve of the moment” taking over.  Baseball sucks the life out of baseball; it’s incredible.  Anderson shouldn’t just said he was getting his “verve on.”

Manny Banuelos – 5 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.70.  Fun fact!  His name translates to “Many Bathrooms.”  He comes from a long line of weak bladders.  Bathrooms has been around the block, starting pro ball in 2008, and he has 40 2/3 IP in his career, so, yeah, if you have to take a whizz, I guess, but I’d be very careful with this reclamation project.

Ervin Santana – Elected to be a free agent.  Sounds like a libertarian candidate.

  1. Blue Devil says:
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    Who do you start at 2B tonight? T. Shaw @ Col (Marquez) or Jose Peraza @NYM (Vargas)

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d go Peraza. Shaw is in MIL not COL btw…

    • WhiteRabbit says:
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      @Col should be enough…

      • WhiteRabbit says:
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        doh! nvm

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  2. Phil B says:
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    5×5 12 teamer, Needing saves, is it too early to move Glasnow for Osuna or Trienen? My other SPs: Corbin, Matz, German, CSmith, Clevinger whenever he comes back.
    RPs: Alvardo, Castillo, Buttery, Kelley, Rodgers.

    Hitting-wise dont have any needs.

    Gratzie

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Guessing thats Marcell Ozuna? Either is fine if you don’t think you’ll be able to find saves on the wire…guys do usually come up in 12 teamers though.

    • B the Esq. says:
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      I would aim lower….dont give up Glasnow…..try to move a lower tier SP for a lower tier RP.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, agree with B, aim lower

  3. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!!!

    Great write-up!

    a. Someone dropped Noah in my 5X5 RCL. Should I put in a claim for him? He will right the ship soon, though this period of lack of control, by his own reckoning, reminds him of his time in AAA 2014. Is he hiding an injury?

    b. Signed up the following players. How did I do?

    1. Added Peraza, dropping EdRod.
    2. Added Tapia, dropping Minor.
    3. Added Yonder Alonso, dropping John Brebbia.

    I need steals and production, in general, and I think these three will help in both fronts.

    c. Wow, how many Lowes do they have in their organization? One more and they get a special all-you-can-eat buffet at Chuckie Cheese and Papa John’s for a month.

    d. Abbott and Costello quote of the day for April 30

    Blackie (Bud Abbott) and Heathcliff (Lou Costello), having been unsuccessful at entering through the gates of the Cal-Aero, Army Air Corps flight training academy, enter the U.S.O. club and approach the lunch counter with only one quarter between them and take their seats. Gloria (Martha Raye, playing the parts of twin sisters Gloria and Barbara) waits on them from behind the counter.

    Blackie (Bud Abbott): I beg your pardon. Can you tell me where the administration building is?
    Gloria (Martha Raye): Over there inside the gate.
    Blackie (Bud Abbott): Yes? So how do you get in there to get a pass?
    Gloria (Martha Raye): Well you can’t get inside the gate without a pass, to get a pass to get inside the gate.
    Heathcliff (Lou Costello): Very interesting and tricky. Come on.
    Blackie (Bud Abbott): Yeah. [Blackie and Heathcliff begin to leave.]
    Gloria (Martha Raye): Won’t you boys have something to eat?
    [The boys turn back and take their seats.]
    Heathcliff (Lou Costello): Yes ma’am. I would like a …
    [Blackie gabs Heathcliff by the lapel and speaks to him in an aside.]
    Blackie (Bud Abbott): Please. Please. What do you mean, yes ma’am. We’ve only got a quarter, you know that. Do you understand? What’s wrong with you? What’s happened to you?
    Heathcliff (Lou Costello): Well a quarter… We can get something to eat.
    Blackie (Bud Abbott): Alright well I’ll tell you what I’ll do. I’ll order a turkey sandwich and a cup of coffee. See. And I’ll give you half. But if she asks you if you want anything you just say, no I don’t care for anything.
    Heathcliff (Lou Costello): Even if she ask me if I care for anything? I say I don’t want nothing.
    Blackie (Bud Abbott): That’s right.
    Heathcliff (Lou Costello): You mean we’re going to put something over on her.
    Blackie (Bud Abbott): No. No. No. We’re not putting anything over.
    Heathcliff (Lou Costello): We’re going to sucker her.
    Blackie (Bud Abbott): That’s all we have is a quarter.
    Heathcliff (Lou Costello): She’ll think we’re a couple of big shots.
    Blackie (Bud Abbott): That’s a boy.
    Heathcliff (Lou Costello): I don’t care for nothing.
    Blackie (Bud Abbott): That’s right.
    [The boys turn back and face the counter.]
    Blackie (Bud Abbott): Give me a turkey sandwich and a cup of coffee please.
    Gloria (Martha Raye): And what will you have?
    Heathcliff (Lou Costello): I don’t care for nothing.
    Blackie (Bud Abbott): Oh, go ahead. Have something.
    Heathcliff (Lou Costello): Give me a turkey sandwich.
    [Blackie spins around pulling both himself and Heathcliff off their stools and they speak in another aside.]
    Blackie (Bud Abbott): What did I just get through telling you?
    Heathcliff (Lou Costello): I refused once. Didn’t I? That’s enough?
    Blackie (Bud Abbott): I know. But we only got a quarter.
    Heathcliff (Lou Costello): I mean but the waitress says to have something. I say I don’t care for nothing. Then you say, go ahead have…
    Blackie (Bud Abbott): Never mind that. You can’t order! Never mind what I say.
    Heathcliff (Lou Costello): No matter how much you coax me?
    Blackie (Bud Abbott): No matter how much I coax you. You just say, I don’t want anything.
    Heathcliff (Lou Costello) : I’ll say I’m filled up that’s all.
    Blackie (Bud Abbott) : That’s all. We only got a quarter.
    [Heathcliff pulls Blackie closer as if revealing the truth to him.]
    Heathcliff (Lou Costello) : I ain’t. But I’ll say, I will…
    Blackie (Bud Abbott) : Well say that.
    Heathcliff (Lou Costello) : OK.
    Blackie (Bud Abbott) : And I ‘ll give you half my sandwich.
    Heathcliff (Lou Costello) : OK. I don’t care for nothing.
    [And the boys return to their seats at the counter.]
    Blackie (Bud Abbott) : That turkey sandwich and a cup of coffee please.
    Gloria (Martha Raye) : And what will you have?
    Heathcliff (Lou Costello) : I don’t care for nothing.
    Blackie (Bud Abbott) : Oh go ahead, have something. Go on, have something. Come on, your in here to eat. Right?
    Heathcliff (Lou Costello) : Yeah.
    Blackie (Bud Abbott) : Go ahead order something.
    Heathcliff (Lou Costello) : Give me some ham and eggs.
    [Blackie grabs Heathcliff by the lapels again and whisks them both off the stools for another aside.]
    Blackie (Bud Abbott) : What did I just get through telling you?
    Heathcliff (Lou Costello) : What do keep coaxing me for?
    Blackie (Bud Abbott) : Just a minute. We’ve only got a quarter!
    Heathcliff (Lou Costello) : I know! But don’t keep saying, go ahead take something. I say I don’t care for nothing. You say go ahead take…
    Blackie (Bud Abbott) : Never mind… Never mind what I say. Just don’t order anything! How were you going to pay for it?
    Heathcliff (Lou Costello) : I’m filled up. I don’t know from nothing. That’s all.
    Blackie (Bud Abbott) : That’s different. No matter how much I coax you, you don’t what anything.
    Heathcliff (Lou Costello) : I’m deaf. I don’t say another word.
    Blackie (Bud Abbott) : Now keep quiet. You want a sandwich. You can’t pay for two turkey sandwiches. Now come on.
    [The boys begin to retake their seats at the counter.]
    Heathcliff (Lou Costello) : I don’t want nothing.
    Blackie (Bud Abbott) : You don’t want anything.
    [They turn towards the counter and speak to Gloria.]
    Blackie (Bud Abbott) : That turkey sandwich and a cup of coffee please.
    Gloria (Martha Raye) : And you?
    Heathcliff (Lou Costello) : I don’t care for nothing.
    Blackie (Bud Abbott) : Oh, sure you do.
    Heathcliff (Lou Costello) : Stop asking me. I don’t care for nothing. That’s all. I’m not in the mood to eat.
    Blackie (Bud Abbott) : You told me you were hungry?
    Heathcliff (Lou Costello) : I know. I told you a lot of things. But I ain’t going to eat.
    Blackie (Bud Abbott) : Well are you hungry?
    Heathcliff (Lou Costello) : I beg your pardon miss but I’m not going to eat.
    Blackie (Bud Abbott) : You are hungry? Now look. You in a restaurant. What do people go to a restaurant for?
    Heathcliff (Lou Costello) : Not me. I’m just…
    Blackie (Bud Abbott) : What do people got to a restaurant for?
    Heathcliff (Lou Costelloo) : Sometimes I wonder.
    Blackie (Bud Abbott) : They go there to eat.
    Heathcliff (Lou Costello) : Yeah.
    Blackie (Bud Abbott) : Well that’s what you’re here for.
    Heathcliff (Lou Costello) : That’s a wonderful word, eat.
    Blackie (Bud Abbott) : Well alright. Order something.
    Heathcliff (Lou Costello) : I’m not hungry.
    Blackie (Bud Abbott) : Now listen. You want people to think I’m a cheap skate around here? Go on, order something! Order something small.
    Heathcliff (Lou Costelloo) : Give me a small steak.
    [Blackie slaps Heathcliff in the face, grabs him by the lapels, and off the stools they go again for another aside.]
    Blackie (Bud Abbott) : What did I just… What did I just get through telling you?
    Heathcliff (Lou Costello) : What do you keep coaxing me for?
    Blackie (Bud Abbott) : Never mind that coaxing! No matter how much I coax you, you don’t want anything! Now sit down there and behave yourself.
    [The boys sit down again and speak to Gloria.]
    Blackie (Bud Abbott) : Turkey sandwich and a cup of coffee.
    Gloria (Martha Raye) : Turkey sandwich and a cup of coffee? Yes?
    [Heathcliff has both hands over his mouth. And with a questioning glance, Gloria looks his way.]
    Blackie (Bud Abbott) : He don’t care for anything.
    [As Gloria turns toward the kitchen and exits, Blackie reaches over and slaps his hand over Heathcliff’s mouth as well.]
    Blackie (Bud Abbott) : Quiet.
    [Heathcliff turns to get off his stool.]
    Blackie (Bud Abbott) : Where are you going?
    Heathcliff (Lou Costello) : I’m going to get out of here. I mean I’m going to get nothing to eat.
    [Blackie pulls Heathcliff back to his stool.]
    Blackie (Bud Abbott) : I told you I ‘d give you half. Don’t worry about it.
    [Barbara, Gloria’s twin, enters from the kitchen carrying a coffee pot and humming an upbeat tune. She sits the pot down and approaches the boys at the counter.]
    Barbara (Martha Raye) : Oh, hi ya fellows. What’ll you have?
    Heathcliff (Lou Costello) : Here we go again.
    Blackie (Bud Abbott) : Do I have to write it down for you?
    Barbara (Martha Raye) : Oh, smart guy.
    [Barbara suddenly notices Heathcliff.]
    Barbara (Martha Raye) : Hey, you’re kind of cute.
    Blackie (Bud Abbott) : Never mind that. Where’s my turkey sandwich and cup of coffee?
    Barbara (Martha Raye) : Turkey sandwich and cup of coffee. OK.
    [Barbara immediately makes 2 clicking sounds as if to start a horse. And places a piece of cake on plate and slides it towards Heathcliff.]
    Barbara (Martha Raye) : That’s for you.
    [Barbara exits to the kitchen.]
    Heathcliff (Lou Costello) : Hey Blackie. She gave me the cake for nothing. That don’t mean we’re engaged, does it?
    Blackie (Bud Abbott) : Oh certainly not.
    Heathcliff (Lou Costello) : I’m too young to fall in love.
    [Gloria re-enters from the kitchen with the turkey sandwich and gives it to Blackie.]
    Gloria (Martha Raye) : Here’s your turkey sandwich.
    Blackie (Bud Abbott) : Thanks.
    Gloria (Martha Raye) : I… I’m sorry I took so long.
    Blackie (Bud Abbott) : Oh, that’s alright.
    Gloria (Martha Raye) : I hope you enjoy it.
    Blackie (Bud Abbott) : I will.
    [Gloria notices that Heathcliff is about to bite into the piece of cake.]
    Gloria (Martha Raye) : Ah, that will cost you ten cents, please.
    Heathcliff (Lou Costello) : You just give it to me for nothing.
    [Gloria pulls the plate out of his hands.]
    Gloria (Martha Raye) : I’m sorry there must be some mistake.
    Heathcliff (Lou Costello) : Indian giver.
    [Gloria turns her attention back towards Blackie.]
    Gloria (Martha Raye) : Do you like cranberries?
    Blackie (Bud Abbott) : Oh, sure.
    Gloria (Martha Raye) : I do too. I’ll get you some.
    Blackie (Bud Abbott) : Alright.
    [Gloria turns and exits back to the kitchen.]
    Heathcliff (Lou Costello) : I thought she liked me.
    Blackie (Bud Abbott) : What do you mean. Be quiet.
    [Barbara re-enters from the kitchen.]
    Barbara (Martha Raye) : We ain’t got no more turkey.
    [Blackie looks down, puzzled at the turkey sandwich right in front of him. While Barbara notices that Heathcliff hasn’t touched the cake.]
    Barbara (Martha Raye) : What’s a matter with the cake? Why aren’t you eating the cake?
    Heathcliff (Lou Costello) : I lost my appetite.
    Barbara (Martha Raye) : Well is there anything else I can do for you?
    Heathcliff (Lou Costello) : Yes there is. Is there anyway you can sneak us through the gate?
    Barbara (Martha Raye) : Well its a… Well, its against the rules… But the guy is a friend of mine. I guess I can kind of fix it for you.
    [Heathcliff turns to Blackie.]
    Heathcliff (Lou Costello) : Now she likes me again.
    Blackie (Bud Abbott) : Hey, what is this?
    Barbara (Martha Raye) : Wait. I’ll go get my hat.
    [Barbara starts to exit then turns back and pushes the cake back towards Heathcliff making those 2 clicking sounds again as if to start a horse.]
    Barbara (Martha Raye) : Go on, eat the cake. Its on me.
    [Barbara turns and exits.]
    Heathcliff (Lou Costello) : What is she? Chewing tobacco?
    Blackie (Bud Abbott) : No. She only went like…
    [Blackie now makes similar clicking sounds with his mouth full of turkey sandwich.]
    Blackie (Bud Abbott) : Like that.
    Heathcliff (Lou Costello) : Oh, rides a horse.
    Blackie (Bud Abbott) : What? Go ahead, eat the cake.
    [They both begin to eat as Gloria re-enters with a small bowl of cranberries.]
    Gloria (Martha Raye) : Here’s your cranberries.
    Blackie (Bud Abbott) : Thanks a lot.
    Heathcliff (Lou Costello) : … that’s good.
    [Gloria notices Heathcliff is starting to eat the cake.]
    Gloria (Martha Raye) : I said, that will be ten cents please.
    Heathcliff (Lou Costello) : You just give me the cake for nothing when you went out to get your hat.
    Gloria (Martha Raye) : Hat? What hat?
    Heathcliff (Lou Costello) : When you said you was going to sneak us through the gate.
    Gloria (Martha Raye) : I never told you I was going to sneak you through any gate.
    [Blackie looks puzzled and Heathcliff slides the cake plate back towards Gloria in disgust.]
    Heathcliff (Lou Costello) : First you tell me I can have the cake for nothing. Then you tell me I can’t have the cake for nothing. Then you tell me there ain’t no turkey. Then there is turkey. Then you’re going to sneak us through the gate. Now you’re not going to sneak us through the gate.
    [Heathcliff slaps out a cadence on the counter with his hand as he says the next line.]
    Heathcliff (Lou Costello) : Why – don’t – you – make – up – your – mind!
    Gloria (Martha Raye) : How dare you yell at me!
    [Gloria takes the cake, places it behind the counter and exits in a huff. Heathcliff turns to Blackie.]
    Heathcliff (Lou Costello) : I’m a brute, huh?
    Blackie (Bud Abbott) : Well …
    Heathcliff (Lou Costelloo) : You going to give me half?
    Blackie (Bud Abbott) : Oh, alright.
    [Blackie offers the plate with the sandwich to Heathcliff as Barbara re-enters with her hat on.]
    Barbara (Martha Raye) : Well come on fellows, got my hat. Let’s hit the road.
    [Bud and Lou, now completely shocked by her apparent abrupt change in attitude once again, drop the plate, the sandwich goes flying, and they fall all over each other trying to beat a hasty retreat.]
    Heathcliff (Lou Costello) : Let’s get out of here. I don’t care…
    [They hurry out of there, knocking over some hapless soldier on the way. End of scene.]

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • William Hung says:
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      Ante! Stop making me waste my time on youtube looking these skits up!

      I prob would’ve held Minor for his start against TOR before dropping him – I also thought Desmond was playing more than he should to the detriment to Tapia

      And the Rays are def high on Lowes – they should prob do a promotion with the hardware store

      • Ante Galic says:
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        Will!

        Sorry man! I watched that skit too, seriously funny shizz. Again, Lou is a complete punching bag for Abbott! Poor sod as they say in the UK.

        Thought about his Toronto start too. You never know, he’s enjoying it but his shoulder could fall apart any second now. And TEX being his home park, IDK, even if it Toronto. Maybe VGJ takes the bull by the horns on Minor’s lefty delivery.

        Cheers,
        Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! A. Not sure on Thor, but I would claim him B. Sounds good C. Haha D. Nice!

  4. Beeeeeen says:
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    Thanks for the writeup mayne! Someone dropped marte in my 10 tm h2h categories lg. Would u drop kieboom and eloy to grab him (kieboom in my na slot so im over roster size)! Stanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem! Kieboom

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s Starling Marte, right?

  5. Sandman says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Great write up!

    I have carter Kieboom and Gregory polanco as utility. The following guys are available – do you make a move or hold?

    -Jorge Polanco
    -Jose Peraza
    -Brandon Nimmo
    -Nate Lowe
    -Michael chavis

    Thanks!

    • Sid bream cream dreams says:
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      Jorge polonco over kieboom all day mayne

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Looks like a shallow league so I’d want the Nate Lowe upside over Polanco. I think I might like Lowe a little more than Grey though…

    • B the Esq. says:
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      Chavis over Kieboom

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peraza over Polanco, but depends on needs — Jorge over Kieboom

  6. stayinhot says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Awesome stuff as always.

    14 team 6×6 with OPS
    I have a log jam at 2B/SS with Story, Villar, Peraza and Odor.

    I have just traded Odor for Hunter Dozier. Trade analyser HATES it, but I just couldnt bear to look at Odors stupid face anymore.

    Was I stupid? (I mean on this occasion obvs, I am always stupid)

    All the best

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      It was fair and good move with that log jam.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Agree with DT

  7. Herbert Stencil says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Pick up Odorizzi, drop Lucchesi?

    Thanks as always,
    Herbert

    • B the Esq. says:
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      Sure.

    • WhiteRabbit says:
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      I would but it’s close

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  8. Succos Baseball says:
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    Grey,

    Drop Thames for Nate Lowe in a 12 tm mixed H2H categories league with OBP instead of AVG?

    Thanks

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Yes

      • Succos Baseball says:
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        Thanks, DT

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      • Succos Baseball says:
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        Thanks, Grey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  9. G says:
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    Have a few extra bench players than I like leaving me with too many sonofabench days. There are a few keepers and it’s an AVg and OBP league. Wondering if any seem like a drop for an extra streaming slot or should be good trade candidates for another SP2 or SP3 or a closer

    My roster is

    C Contreras
    1b Rizzo
    2b Sogard
    SS Machado
    3b Arenado
    Of Bryant
    Of Dahl
    OF Puig
    Utility Lindor
    Utility Yandy
    Bench : Pederson, Heyward, Mancini, Trea (DL)

    Puig, Yandy, Pederson, Heyward, and Mancini have all moved around in my lineup and it’s tough to cut bait on any for a pitching streamer.

    My SPs are Cole, Marquez, Paddack, Erod, Bassett (streaming slot) and my Closers are Giles, Greene, Swarzak, and now Webb

    On the wire the only available SP who has looked decent is Aaron Sanchez. Sorry if this is somewhat of a vague question but by team has been treading water since the start of the season, tying my opponents nearly every week. Thanks as always

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Helps to know how many teams in the league but I’d drop Heyward for Sanchez or another streamer.

      • G says:
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        12 team league. 5 keepers max. Mine going into the year was Lindor, Machado, Arenado, Trea, And Puig

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          Yea I’d stream that spot

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Heyward is droppable, but Aaron Sanchez is kinda meh

  10. U says:
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    LeClerc or any rays reliever?

    • William Hung says:
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      LeClerc – Chaz Roe is useless

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha, Chaz Roe

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d take Alvardo over LeClerc…

      • William Hung says:
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        ooooh I took “any rays reliever” literally…

    • B the Esq. says:
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      Keep LeClerc…he is the closer without much competition…….there are several guys in TB that are in the running for saves.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  11. Sean says:
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    Here’s how my top 5 draft picks are doing this year (keep 4 league so some are drafted higher than adp):
    1st – T. Turner (DL)
    2nd – Benintendi (Doing Ok)
    3rd – S. Marte (DL and was slumping)
    4th – Aguilar (Slumping and cut)
    5th – T. Shaw (Slumping)

    Really losing patience with Shaw and thinking of making a swap since he’s been relegated to bench duties most days. My options include Chavis, Escobar, Franco, and flyers like L. Urias and N. Lowe.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Hold

      • Sean says:
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        Thanks for the response. I also have McMahon who i have been holding since i drafted him in the 22nd round (potential nice keeper). Do you like any of the previous guys over him?

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          I really like Nate Lowe’s upside, I’d give him a roll.

    • B the Esq. says:
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      Dump Shaw for Chavis or Lowe. Wouldnt be opposed to dumping McMahon for the other one of Chavis or Lowe.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m fine with benching Shaw, but why are you dropping him? Do you not have any bench arms or bats to drop?

      • Sean says:
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        My other options include McMahon, W. Myers, and Woodruff. Pitching is a real comoodity the way the league plays, anyone will some success gets scooped up. Shaw is just having a really bad year contact wise. 17% below career average in z-contact and 12% below in overall contact to go with a 5% rise in SwStr.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Woodruff or McMahon is a drop then, that order

  12. Dan says:
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    Drop Swanson to get Peraza? 12 team OBP.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I would

    • WhiteRabbit says:
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      yup – if there are Dansby believers, i would try to package him with someone else and get an upgrade

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Thought they meant Erik

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  13. prey879 says:
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    Add Peraza or Chavis as a bench bat? 12 tm 5×5 OBP league

    Rest of batters:
    C – Vasquez
    1B – Freddie Freeman
    2b – Albies
    3b – Bryant
    SS – Mondesi
    OF – Betts, Soto, Domingo
    Util – Pete Alonso
    Bench: Dahl, Voit

    • William Hung says:
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      I don’t think you have room for another bench bat

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Agree with WH

    • prey879 says:
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      I agree, I don’t plan on holding 3 bench bats. I’m currently seeing what I can get in return for Voit but I have a roster spot open with Eloy hitting IL and feel like Chavis/Peraza will be picked up by the time I find a good deal.

      • Donkey Teeth

        Donkey Teeth says:
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        Grab Peraza if you have an open spot

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You have no one to drop… You should trade 2 for 1

  14. Cobi says:
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    Grey – I need your help once again

    Should I add/drop or RELAX !! Cuz my team good
    Standard 12 team Yahoo league

    C- Realmuto
    1- D. Murphy
    2- R. McMahon
    3- Y. Diaz
    SS – A. Mondesi
    OF- B. Harper
    OF- D. Santana
    OF- D. Dahl
    UTI- J. Winker
    UTI – V. Guerrero

    Bench – C. Kieboom, M. Gonzalez, N. Goodman, N. Senzel
    IL – A. Hicks

    Is J. Profar worth picking up? Want him really for more roster flexibility. Who should I drop for?

    I feel like 2nd base is my weak spot. Agree/disagree?

    2nd baseman on waivers

    B. Dozier
    J. Profar
    Y. Gurriel
    T. Stella
    L. Urias

    Thanks for your help

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Offense looks solid. I’d swap Marwin for Profar and look to move on from Goodrum for someone with more upside.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marwin’s garbage, but trading bench bat for bench bat doesn’t really fix your team… You should make some trades — Don’t love McMahon as a starter, I’d try to upgrade him — that doesn’t mean waiver wire replacement, trade

      • Cobi says:
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        Cool. Will try to trade. From my roster who would you offer up and Target?

        Doesn’t have to be 2nd base? I can move alberto mondesi from SS to 2nd. Then move Kieboom to SS.
        If Kieboom is weak sauce these are the SS on waivers

        A. Rosario
        W. Adames
        A. Simmons

        Sorry for the late reply. Appreciate the help.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Amed

  15. JakeTPE says:
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    Hi Grey and Razzball Nation,

    What’s up?! A little FOMO with Carter Kieboom happening. With the sitch in TB, would you drop Yandy Diaz for him? I just picked up Diaz so not attached to him, but I know he was a site darling earlier this month and he’s got great stats so far. Carter may get squeezed when Turner comes back too though (come back soon Turner!) This is for my UTIL/bench in 12 team H2H. Is there a case to be made to get Carter? Thanks in advance!

    Jake

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      There’s a case to be made but I’d hold. I’m a big Yandy fan though…

      Maybe there’s someone else you could drop for Kieboom?

      • JakeTPE says:
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        Hi DT! Thanks for the input as always.

        I’ve got Anderson holding things down at SS until Turner returns. He’s been great though.

        The other option I guess is Devers who has yet to really get it going but I don’t feel like I want to drop him quite yet either.

        2 IL spots currently being occupied by Turner and Clevinger. I have Astudillo on the bench. Could lose him but that would mean sticking with Garver (his replacement) or playing Frankencatcher going forward.

        Plus, we usually just roll with one bench bat in this league and carry more pitchers. (I’m making an exception with Astudillo until we hear he won’t be back when the ten days are up.)

        Sorry to go on about all the info — I guess this is a good problem to have. Thanks again.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Lose Astudillo for Kieboom

          • JakeTPE says:
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            Thanks Grey!

            However you do know with this advice that you’re inviting a bunch of catcher questions from me in the weeks to come. Why would you bring this on yourself? ;-)

  16. Sid bream cream dreaams says:
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    This may post twice but i dont see where the first post is at…would u drop kieboom and eloy for either s marte or choo? Kieboomsin my na slot so im over roster size and will have to dump em both to grab em.

    Stanks sir! Best part of my day is these articles…i am clearly a sad man

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Marte….but I’d try my best to find a way to hold Eloy also.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      “Kieboomsin my na slot so im over” looks like a Caribbean language

      Answered above

      • Sid bream cream dreams says:
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        it sure does sound geechee as hell…..im tryin to hold strong to eloy but would have to lose em both to grab starling marte. In a 10 tm lg w only 3 of slots, im not so sure anyone will even grab him but am trying to be patient. Choos also out there for free for what its worth. Stanks again yall!

        Current of: hoskins/betts/marcell ozuna/mccutch/eloy

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  17. Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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    14 team Saves+Holds league.
    Would you drop either Buttrey, Leclerc or Watson for Jacob Webb?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d drop Watson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      • Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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        Done. Thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  18. kilkennybrian says:
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    Pick a side

    Degrom and Jram

    Verlander and Khris Davis

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      deGrom side

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, I don’t know, I’d prolly go Verlander

  19. Teacher Man says:
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    Yo, Grey.

    In my 10 team head/head OPS and -k league, should I stick with McMahon or pick up Eduardo Escobar for my CI? Aguilar was also dropped. My batters:

    C: Alfaro
    1: H to the Rizzo
    2: Merrifield
    3: Franco
    SS: Bregman
    CI: McMahon
    MI: Andrus
    OF: K. Davis, Conforto, Dahl, McCutchen
    U: Winker
    BN: H. Dozier
    DL: Ohtani, Astudillo

    Also, hold Montas? It’s a QS, k/9 league. Peacock, Maeda, Darvish, Skaggs, Matz, P. Lopez on wire. And lastly, hold Alvarado for 3rd closer (I have aloha, Mr. Hand and Leclerc/possibly Lebroke) or scour the wire like McNulty?

    Cheers,

    TM

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      It’s shallow league so I’d go with the hot hand in Escobar, move on if and when he cools. You can stream the Montas spot with so many good options being available on the wire. I’d hold Alvarado.

      • Teacher Man says:
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        Thanks, Teeth.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      • Teacher Man says:
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        Thanks, Grey.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  20. the dood says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Drop Robles for Webb?

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Hold…coin flip

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  21. MarvPesos

    marv says:
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    Hey Grey,

    H2H 12-team cat. keeper (keep12) balanced stats (R,H,HR,RBI,SB,BB,AVG, OPS,XBH / W,CG,SV,K,GIDP,ERA,WHIP,QS), limited moves (35 per year), no streaming.

    What do you think of the following trade offer:
    MY: Ramos, Rizzo, Synderguard, for HIS Realmuto, Vazquez, Kluber

    is it close >?’

    thanks bud

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Rizzo side, not that close for me

    • B the Esq. says:
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      Thor side….not that close.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

  22. Snacks Zillion says:
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    In a moment of a scotch induced blackout my idiot brother in law dropped Felipe Vasquez. Who should I drop out of Ottovino, B Keller, D. Castillo, M. Barnes or that Jeffers/Jeffries guy for the Padres? 12 team head to head. My best closer is W. Davis. Thanks, loved the reference to Flavor of Love in your previous article, I wear a dual horned helmet when well, nevermind-

    • Snacks Zillion says:
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      Sorry, meant the Jeffers/Jeffries guy for the Brewers. I was texting and driving through a school zone eating a gas station burrito, thanks again

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d drop Ottavino

      • Snacks Zillion says:
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        Thanks DT!

    • B the Esq. says:
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      Dropping Jeffers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  23. Chris says:
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    Would you trade Syndergaard and McNeil for JoRam and Soroka in H2H?

    • Can Trout be Traded? says:
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      I would take the better hitter, So I would take JoRam.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      JoRam

    • B the Esq. says:
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      Soroka side.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  24. Hepcat13 says:
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    Greyt write up!

    Kind of a 4 part question:

    Are T. Skaggs (in 12 team H2H) and L. Weaver (both 12 team H2H and Roto) still just streamers at this point?

    Additionally, in Roto hold and start Weaver against Rockies in Denver on Cinco de Mayo, or drop for, say, Zach Davies against the Mets?

    Thanks
    I love the smell of mustache wax and knowledge in the morning!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Both streamers to me. Definitely not starting Weaver in Coors but not a fan of the Davies start either…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! You can stream all these guys — no way Weaver in Coors

  25. Kcc26 says:
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    12 team mixed league H2H

    Back end of pitching staff (possible cuts) include:
    Darvish, woodruff, skaggs, minter, buttrey

    Lose any of them for Kyle Hendricks who was just cut loose?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d cut Buttrey for him

    • B the Esq. says:
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      Woodruff

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Woodruff

  26. Pine Tar Incident says:
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    Gray-

    12 team 5X5 mixed OBP league, who would you rather have: Odor or Peraza?

    Death not an option, unfortunately. Could use some steals due to TREAT URNER’s unfortunate injury.

    Thanks man.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Peraza

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  27. Cram It says:
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    Last 2 weeks everyone was asking if they can drop Aguilar, Peraza, Escobar. Now they’re asking who to drop for them. Love it.

    I have a couple of shares of E-Rod so I watched him last night. I know he’s a nibbler, but my god. He had the first two batters of the 2nd inning in 0-2 counts, and he walked both of them! Wtf are you doing?

    • William Hung says:
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      Same people who were selling stocks in December and buying them again in late Jan/early Feb

      If I didn’t have Mondesi, Shaw, Story, and Lindor covering 2B/SS I’d be looking to add Peraza all over the place

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, I know… Wait until they’re asking to pick up Shaw in a week — I didn’t see EdRod…He’s one of those guys I own that I can’t watch…

      • Cram It says:
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        I get that. Hard to watch, never again. I actually don’t love watching my pitchers live. It’s nerve wracking. I don’t have hard evidence, but it feels like they pitch worse when I do.

        • wass says:
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          This made me laugh! I refuse to watch my SP pitch except for Snell but I am a Rays fan. No evidence but I feel like they definitely pitch worse. I try to not even check the scores when they are pitching…

          • Stumanji! says:
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            Or you check the score mid-game and it’s 5 IP, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K and you’re like COOL!

            Then you check the box the next day and the final line is 5 2/3, 4 ER, 2 BB, 5 K.

            I’m not saying it happens all the time, but with Kyle Gibson it happens 100% of the time.

            • wass says:
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              This is so true and so miserable hahaha

          • Cram It says:
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            Seriously, it’s not even like a jinx thing. It just is what happens!

    • Chucky says:
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      Saw the same game. That’s what happens when a pitcher doesn’t trust his stuff. Gets up 0-2 then nibbles his way to a base on balls. Aside from the two walks, he went 1-2 on Profar before allowing the two run double. ERod needs to man up, trust himself and grow a pair.

  28. Wonderk1nd says:
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    Soler was dropped in my 14 team mixed yahoo H2H. Would you drop any of the following for him?

    Chavis, Tapia, Lucchessi?

    • William Hung says:
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      Prob Chavis or Tapia – I’d think Lucchesi is a hold in 14 teamers

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d ditch Tapia since it doesn’t seem like they’re gonna play him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  29. frank rizzo says:
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    Piling on previous post about Eduardo, he was an inefficient Jackass. Wasting pitches left and right, is this turd going to turn it around? How long do we toil through outings like this? Between this guy and Corbin last night, my H2H pitching battle this week is already decided. I’ve already conceded ERA/WHIP.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      It would have to be pretty shallow for me to cut him, 3 of his past 4 starts have been solid.

      • Frank Rizzo says:
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        ?????

        I see 2 excellent starts and 4 turds this season. He’s ranked 730th in Yahoo

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          The Tampa start was solid, 6Ks, 1BB, in a tough match up. Wheels fell off a little in the 6th inning, but it was encouraging to me…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like EdRod still… Could be an ace, worth waiting another start or two… Can always bench him for a start, it is April (barely)

  30. bigbear says:
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    Peraza – Hmmm… He’s available, but I’m not sure I have the space. Would love the speed. Peraza or Brandon Lowe? In the immortal words of Sosa, Lowe has been “berry berry good to me.”

    I’m thinking Ed-Rod is a streamer until he proves otherwise. He’s doing his best to make this season confusing for his fantasy owners. #Resistance

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Peraza for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  31. anon says:
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    Luke Weaver was dropped and I’m thinking of adding him.

    My drop candidates would be Luchessi, Fried, Pagan (Tampa), or Neris (I also have wade davis and Parker for saves). Would you make the move?

    Also wondering if I should drop Vogelbach for Jesus? 12-team mixed h2h with DAILY lineups so I can put Vogel in when he plays if that matters

    • Cram It says:
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      Drop Pagan and Vogelbach for me.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Agree with Cram but neither move is a slam dunk or anything

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d lose Vogelbach for Jesus… Weaver’s going to Coors, according to someone above, you don’t need that start

  32. pinkman says:
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    Rather take Bader or Peraza in a vacuum?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Peraza

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  33. kilkennybrian says:
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    1.) Webb or Luke Jackson? Or neither in a 10 team?

    2.) Time to move on from Amed Rosario in 10 team? He’s been pretty useless. Can add Bader to replace.

    3.) Is Verdugo a priority add now that he’s expected to get full time?

    • kilkennybrian says:
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      4.) Better stream tonight – Canning (TOR, +6) or Porcello (OAK, +13)?

      • William Hung says:
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        trust the robot

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      1. Neither
      2. Sure, play the hottest hand there in 10 team
      3. Yep, I’m adding everywhere
      4. Porcello for me

      • kilkennybrian says:
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        Drop Tapia for Verdugo? Are we still holding Tapia? The PT concerns are high right now.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Can lose Tapia

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  34. Blergball says:
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    12 team H2H OPS/QS and hurting for pitching with Clevinger down and Wheeler scuffling. Nola for Hoskins straight up?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Eh it’s not bad but I’d try for better than Nola, not a big fan.

      • Blergball says:
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        Would you do Thor for Hoskins? Hasn’t been good this season but peripherals are in line with vintage Thor

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d want Hoskins

    • B the Esq. says:
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      Hoskins side.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Hoskins

  35. Choo Freeman says:
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    Grey,

    Thanks for the continued great content. Peraza and Aguilar are sitting on the wire in my 12 team 6×5 OPS league but I would have to drop McMahon, Piscotty or Shaw. I gotta hold tight, right?

    Thanks,
    Choo

    • Cram It says:
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      Piscotty is pretty average. I’d take Peraza or Aguilar over him depending on needs.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Agree with Cram

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      Agree with Cram

  36. bacca72 says:
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    5×5 obp

    Waiting for trea to return. Cole tucker hasn’t hit or run and Mallex Smith looks lost. Drop either for Danny Santana?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  37. G Funk Error says:
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    12 team H2h points league…
    Bell Degrom
    Or
    Acuna Eikhoff

    Which side

    • Can Trout be Traded? says:
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      I would take the elite hitter.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Acuna but it’s close in points

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Acuna

  38. AP says:
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    Seriously, is Kimbrel gonna pitch at some point? Like, professionally? I need daves, but so tough to drop him.

    • AP says:
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      Nothing against any of you Daves out there, but i meant Saves. I dont need Daves.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Getting to the point where I’d drop depending on other options

    • B the Esq. says:
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      Daves are difficult to obtain…….He will most likely sign in June after the draft so no draft pick cost to whoever he signs with….If you have an NA spot he can sit in until then, hold…..if you desperately need the roster spot, obviously, drop.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      We all need Daves!

    • negatto says:
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      Dave???? Dave’s not here.

  39. Justin Ralph says:
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    Drop Ryan McMahon for Jesus A?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Sure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  40. Game Of Throws says:
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    Drop David Peralta or Paul DeJong for Jesus Aguilar?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  41. Steve says:
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    10T 5×5 daily h2h

    C- empty
    Freeman
    Mondesi
    Bregman
    Segura
    Domingo
    Beni
    JD
    C Walker
    Aguilar
    Bench- JTurner, Tatis
    IL – Astudillo, Hicks, Ohtani, Meadows

    SP: Bauer, Marquez, Glasnow, Paxton, Quintana, Darvish, J Gray, C Smith
    RP: Vasquez, Leclerc, Alvarado, Colome

    Drop any for Chavis, Escobar, Odor or Peraza?

    Thanks

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d go Turner for Chavis, but really just playing the hot hand with that roster spot in a 10 team…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  42. Max says:
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    Josh Bell and Joc Pederson for Shane Bieber and Jordan Hicks. Could use the pitching depth but want to see which side you’d rather have. Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Bieber side for me

    • B the Esq. says:
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      Very needs based…..if you need the pitching and saves, go for it….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  43. Jay ArrB says:
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    Oh man your Albies earnings blurbs are depressing, but in a funny way if that makes sense to you. WTF Albies and Albies “agent”?!

    Anywhoo, would you drop Jay Bruce for Verdugo or Pollock or JBJ in an RCL?

    Needs are AVG, SB’s, RBI’s

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Bruce for Verdugo

    • Fungazi 2.0 says:
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      The whole off season, the only thing you could find about Albies’ outlook was how awful he was in 50 something games second half, and he’s not that great and will be buried in the order behind the stalwart Inciarte.

      The team must have come up with that storyline for the ultimate buy low.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Fungazi, Albies might be a 1st half hitter

        • Fungazi 2.0 says:
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          Don’t label Ozzie! It was a slump, he’s going to make it.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I hope so, he definitely doesn’t have financial motivation tho

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yup

      Agree with DT

  44. stevenjohnson07 says:
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    Come on Grey why so much Winker hate?? When are you going to admit he’s a legit stud now that he has a working shoulder?

    • Cram It says:
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      Why’s that hate? It’s a fact that besides his 8 HRs, he has….13 RBI? No steals and batting .240.

      That said, I’m a big fan and he will approach studly status eventually, but he ain’t there yet.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Love him, but he does have 8 HRs and 13 RBIs, that’s a lot of solo homers

  45. mUshi says:
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    Hi Grey!

    in a 20 team h2h keeper (keep 8 – forever), would you give away Eloy and Mondesi to get Benintendi and Schoop?

    Thanks!

    • Dave says:
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      Im no Grey……

      BUT.

      No! Do not do that.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Nah, not close

    • B the Esq. says:
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      Depends on your roster, other keepers, league settings, etc, but in a vacuum looking long term, no.

      This year, Beni and Schoop may be the better duo, but in the long run, heck no.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  46. Bobby says:
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    Vogelbach & Barnes for Voit – Who would you rather have?

    • Cram It says:
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      Voit

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Agree with Cram

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Cram

  47. Dave says:
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    Any Insight here.

    I was offered K.Davis/Nola for Bregman. I am set at 3rd. Standard H2H lead with 16 guys, so its deeeeeeeep.

    Should I pull the trigger? Does Nola rebound?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That sounds fair if you need an arm

  48. crimedog says:
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    Neris over Castillo?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Neris for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      • crimedog says:
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        thanks all

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  49. Baby Seal says:
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    Grey, not as funny as usual!

    But I’ll take it–thinking you had less material than normal. :-)

    1) Remember yesterday when I said I’d keep Stripling a week or two for #Dodgeritis? SIKE!!! Dropped his ass this morning for Canning. Will have Strip on WW speed dial should no one else pick up him, though.

    2) Dropped Vogel in my 12-team H2H 5×5 for Aguilar last night. Team is raking w/ Judge on the IL, Yelich DTD, and no bench bats. Thought it was worth the shot. Only 4 man bench w/ 4 txs per week, no FAAB. Figured Vogel sits vs lefty today, team gets day off, then CLE. Thoughts?

    Hopefully Velasquez can make up for Wheeler’s craptacular performance last night!!

    – Baby Seal

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Vogel for Aguilar seems like a fine move, hopefully he gets hot here…

      • Baby Seal says:
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        Thanks DT! Shot in the dark, for sure.

        Assume not concerned on Yeli? Only have 1 more move left this week, should I need an OF replacement like Kepler.

        – Baby Seal

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          No problem.

          Not too concerned yet on Yelich but I really have no idea….they haven’t given us much info.

          • Baby Seal says:
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            Exactly and unfortunately.

            Just get him healthy–I’ll be fine w/ taking the zeros a few days if he’s BACK, rather than rushed back and then needs the IL.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ouch, Baby Seal

      • Baby Seal says:
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        I try to keep it honest!!! Sorry I hurt your feelings, Grey :(

        – Sad Baby Seal

  50. ROTO OVERLORD says:
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    Great article yesterday and today! You know there going to slap an innings limit on Soroka, who do you like ROS Caleb Smith or Soroka? QS 6×6

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Smith but close

    • B the Esq. says:
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      find a way to keep both.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Agree with DT

  51. Joe Beisbol says:
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    Any strong feeling as to who will have the better season, Dozier or Lowe?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Dozier but not a strong feeling

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dozier and Lowe who?

      • Joe Beisbol says:
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        Nate.

  52. BL says:
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    Drop Grichuk, Braun or Nimmo for Aguilar?
    Top two out of Lucchesi, Arrieta, Odorizzi, Yusei?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d drop Grichuk for Aguilar
      Yusei and Arrieta for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT on Grichuk

      Odorizzi, Lucchesi — all close

  53. Five-on-One says:
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    12-team, 5×5 league with weekly line-ups:

    1) Kikuchi streamer/droppable at this point? High hopes haven’t exactly panned out.

    2) Pick top two SPs from: Canning (@DET $7.4, Eich(vH $5.), Gibson (@NYY $2.3) and Kikuchi (@CLE $1.1).

    3) Tapia started 1 out of the past 4 games. Time to move on?

    4) Sit 2 from: Odor, Peraza, Braun, Laureano, Soler, Profar, Tapia.

    Thank you. As always, enjoy the blurbs and appreciate the advice.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      1. I’d hold, but Grey probably disagrees
      2. Canning, Kikuchi
      3. I think so
      4. Probably Tapia and Profar but don’t know who they’re facing

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Stream 2. Canning, Eichkhoff 3. Agree with DT 4. Agree with DT

  54. Rafael Kam says:
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    What do you make of Howie Kendrick’s insane statcast numbers? 4th overall in xwoba, launch angle up, hard hit & barrels % elite. bb/k ratio also way better than usual. this just a product of small sample size or could something else be going on? Increased launch angle plus juiced ball is showing great results. He’s on wire in my league and most others.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      No idea but I’ve added him a couple places while he has the playing time…he’s hitting in the middle of the order too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Just looked… Bleh, 49 ABs, and he’s an old player, so he had a good few weeks, I don’t buy it outside of deep leagues where he has to be owned… Prefer a Rays’ Lowe or someone else

      • Rafael Kam says:
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        Sir, he’s the same age Roy Hobbs was in the Natural.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Then the next time the Nats play thru a lightning storm, I’m picking him up

  55. Alex says:
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    I found a way to pick up Chavis. I dropped Kelley since the Rangers are sticking with the still-struggling Leclerc. I’m really hoping Chavis picks up 2B eligibility soon. If he does, it’s because he keeps hitting. Then I’d drop Odor to pick up Kelley again (assuming he’s still an available option).

    So.. will a 2B Chavis be better than Odor?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Eh probably Odor ROS but I’d own both over Kelley

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  56. Cohen says:
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    Goodrum or Franmil while Yelich is out?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Franmil for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  57. Frank says:
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    I might be looking to trade Paddack and Brendan Rodgers for Jack Flaherty. Am I offering too much/too little, or does this seem okay? I like Paddack but I’m thinking later in the season when his innings get capped. Also, the dude offered me a trade a few weeks back for him.

    • Cram It says:
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      That works.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Seems OK

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Cram

  58. Snacks Zillion says:
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    Drop Vogelbach for Aguilar? Thanks

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Feels like a lateral move to me at this point

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d try Aguilar

  59. wwekoda2020 says:
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    Brian dozier or Pinder in an OBP league

    • Cram It says:
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      Pinder

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Agree with Cram

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Cram

  60. Uncle Ernie says:
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    So I did get Grey’s opinion on this but have conflicting feelings about deGrom’s health. Elbow soreness and pitchers not a good thing. I looking for someone with a crystal ball for input. I was offered this last night his deGrom for my Daniel Murphy and my Greg Holland. Maybe I’m expecting to much from Murphy or too worried about deGrom. Kinda frozen right now. Please help

    • Cram It says:
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      Degrom. If it doesn’t work out, what are you losing really? A replaceable 2B?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      deGrom for me

      • Uncle Ernie says:
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        I accepted deGrom for Holland and Domingo German whom should regress soon(I hope) lol

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds solid, Uncle Ernie

          • Uncle Ernie says:
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            Thanks Grey. Redon or Goldi? Thanks

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Goldy

  61. Batman says:
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    Would you trade Sale for Tommy Pham and Jack Flaherty?

    • Cram It says:
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      I would.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Sure, it’s fair

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Cram

  62. moldyforgoldy says:
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    need some input from the FML – have a log jam at SS, could you rank the below 3 ROS? trying to package one and joey lucchesi for some kind of pitching upgrade…i also need to free up space for Shohei’s pending return

    kiki hernandez, eduardo escobar, jose peraza

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Peraza, Escobar, Kike

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  63. crimedog says:
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    Drop schoop for peraza?

    • Cram It says:
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      Yup

      • crimedog says:
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        Thanks cram, I’m glad it was close enough to not warrant a “Christ what’re you waiting for” haha

        • Cram It says:
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          Ha!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Agree with Cram

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  64. ozzie smith says:
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    Some interesting names hitting waivers the last couple days in a 10 team h2h 5×5 league.
    Matt Carpenter (I own Rizzo/Shaw)
    Votto
    Suarez (I own Tatis JR.)

    My team is very solid right now but I would love to cash in if you honk any of these guys will turn on. Whatcha say FML?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d find a way to get Suarez on my team

    • ozzie smith says:
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      Whoops that was supposed to be Peraza not Suarez

      • Donkey Teeth

        Donkey Teeth says:
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        Ah none of the rest are “must-own” but I’d grab em when they heat up…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eugenio should be owned, but I’m not dropping Tatis

  65. Daniel Moran says:
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    Fyi on why no one in Yahoo can find Eickhoff: he’s listed as ‘pitcher’

    Not relief pitcher
    Not starting pitcher

    PITCHER

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, really?

  66. Game Of Throws says:
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    Drop Eduardo Rodriguez or Lucchesi for Samardjiza?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lucchesi

  67. MarvPesos

    Marv says:
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    Grey/everyone,

    We’ve had a Keeper league going for about 12 years now (12 tm) and with at least 8 original members. We roster 24 players in total and we only keep 12 guys each year (no rules or restrictions on keepers, just any 12).

    We just had a trade go through in the League:
    Team A gets) P. Alonso, J. Altuve, J. Soto, B. Treinen, K. Yates, S. Bieber +1st and 3rd round picks
    Team B gets) J. Votto, R. Devers, L. Cain, F. Reyes, Vlad Jr. W. Smith +2 last round picks.

    I’m team C trying to compete against Team A, is this messed up or just me ?

    ” I feel like I’m taking crazy pills!” – Mugatu

    Marv

    • Lubes says:
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      It’s not too crazy until you add in the picks. Sounds like team B is a guy who was much more involved 5-10 years ago (thus the Votto love) and now only reads a few prospect articles every March (with the Vlad and Devers hype). But yeah adding in the picks is fishy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fishy? I don’t know, it’s a slam dunk for Team A tho

  68. RICE says:
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    Hey guys!

    Drop Piscotty or J. Polanco for Peraza?

    Thanks!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Piscotty

  69. Perfect Game says:
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    Start or sit Marquez @ Brewers. Brewers scare me at home.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m starting him

  70. Swaz says:
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    12 team H2H ROS pick 2: Keller, Lucchesi, Soroka

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Keller

  71. donnysimms says:
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    Looking for some feedback on trade offered to me. I usually like getting the Best player in deal so I’m leaning to accept. Thanks

    Incoming
    -T Bauer
    -Freeland
    Trade away
    -Flaherty
    -Sonny Gray

    • James says:
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      Out of patience with Dan Jansen. Options include Zunino, Alfaro & Vazquez. Recommendations?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bauer side

      • James says:
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        Bauer side?

        • LenFuego says:
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          Grey was answering the donnysimms question. As for your question, I would probably hold for now, but I think Grey would say Alfaro since he is a whore for power.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I do like Alfaro

  72. Brett says:
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    Would you trade Blake Parker and g polanco (who is on my bench) for d Castillo and Alvarado? 12 team daily league 6×6 with holds the extra category? Castillo sp eligibility allows me an extra reliever

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I guess

  73. Brett says:
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    1. Start German Marquez against Milwaukee?

    2. Soroka, Chris Bassitt or Jordan Lyle’s?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Yes 2. Soroka

  74. Bat Flip says:
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    Made a deal for Vlad based on razzball/steamer ROS projections. Using the eye test, Do you think he will do better than those projections this year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What are they? I’d guess yes, but I don’t know them by heart

      • Bat Flip says:
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        65/21/68/.300 in 512 AB

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds about right, I’d say 25 HRs

          • Bat Flip says:
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            Do you promise? :)

  75. Zeus says:
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    Jesus has risen the day after Eastern Orthodox Easter. Guess we now know who practices the correct form of Christianity

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Praise be

  76. Hebrew Hammer says:
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    16 team H2H DYNASTY keeper LEAGUE :

    ROS: Pickup Eickhoff and drop Maeta?

    Drop Swarak and pickup Webb?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Maeda — Swarzak

      • Hebrew Hammer says:
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        Thankyou!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  77. Lubes says:
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    10 team 5×5 league w/ OBP. Only 20 pickups / year (used 2 so far- thanks for the hold advice on Happ last week). I need offense to replace Inciarte- really could use help in all 5 cats. I have positional flexibility so anyone works.

    1- Who’s the pickup among these guys-
    – Alex Gordon
    – Hosmer
    – Adam Jones
    – Soler
    – Renfroe
    – Sogard

    2- Drop Odor and add a second of those guys?

    Second league, 10 team, regular 5×5, no pickup limit, only 3 bench spots total (one taken up by SPs, one by Kimbrel).
    3- Drop Ryan Braun for Winker or Choo?
    4- Add Jose Peraza or keep waiting on Nick Senzel?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Soler 2. Meh 3. Winker 4. Add Peraza

  78. MIGDOG says:
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    yoyo! ROS rank Jesus, N Lowe or Chavis? OBP league!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aguilar, Chavis

  79. Todd (but really Mike) says:
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    Drop LeMahieu for Peraza, Chavis, Kike, or K. Marte? Need a 2B/SS type.

    Also, think Kyle Gibson is rosterable on a 12-team H2H league, or droppbale for a streaming spot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peraza — Gibson’s a streamer in 12 teamers

  80. I Miss Steve Sax says:
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    16 Team Mixed Auction League, First Week of FAAB bidding, need to go after a pitcher and a hitter from the lists below.

    Jordan Lyles, Jake Odorizzi, Zach Davies, Jerad Eickhoff

    Hunter Dozier, Dwight Smith, Dan Vogelbach, Renato Nunez, Cole Tucker

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eickhoff — Dozier

  81. Twins Peaker says:
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    How long do you think we have balls that are juiced? Loaded question on many fronts, I know, but baseball-wise, would it be smart to trade away elite pitching for elite hitting?

    I.E. trade away deGrom, Kluber and a midrange bat (Piscotty maybe) for Harper and Trout? It’s a pts league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think anyone would want Harper/Trout in that trade… juiced baseballs or not

  82. dontbichetteme says:
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    Morning grey,
    Few questions for you
    1.I just dropped Swarzak for Elias. Do you like that move? Or do you prefer Castillo as a handcuff to Alvarado?
    2.Are we stashing Pivetta after his 14k gem? I would be dropping Bichette from my NA slot.
    3.Im guessing Aguilar is officially now a hold after showing signs of life. I was all set to drop him for Tapia or Kepler.
    4. Drop Peacock for Soroka?

    • dontbichetteme says:
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      I should edit that…Morning Grey and Donkey Teeth

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Not really 2. I’m not 3. Hold 4. Meh

  83. Lindorphins says:
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    Vogelbach/Ryu vs. EE/E-Rod ROS? Fair trade?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ryu

  84. Mike says:
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    Gotta love Razzball! Where else can you go for Marla Gibbs jokes these days!?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s what I’m saying!

    • Jj says:
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      Lol, I was thinking the same thing
      Though I did have to look up who she was
      Great show

  85. Jj says:
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    T Hernandez and Samrdzija for M Smith or Peraza?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peraza

  86. Db says:
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    12 team h2h yahoo

    C Alfaro
    1b Murphy
    2b Mondesi
    3b Vlad
    If encarnacion
    Ss Lindor
    Of reddick, soler, Betts, Jose Martinez
    Util Cruz, Eduardo Escobar
    Bench Cole tucker, Margot, moose

    P mikolas, urias, stripling, porcello, Skaggs, Marquez, german, minor, Alvarado, Greene, brasier DL jimmy Nelson

    Looks like I can move on from one of those bench hitters Margot is a spare outfielder but maybe I don’t need one?

    On waivers
    Peraza, Odorizzi, chirinos, Chase Anderson, Bader, montas, Eduardo Escobar

    Who do I I add of course stripling gives up 3 out the bullpen yesterday and he has soroka who I dropped, and who would you look to trade

    • Db says:
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      Eduardo Rodriguez * on waivers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odorizzi and Ed-Rod over Margot and Stripling

  87. jon says:
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    Anyone have any info on Triston Makenzie? I just traded Madbum for Triston and a 1st.

    Is Makenzie a good prospect? don’t need him for this year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You just traded for someone you don’t know?

      • jon says:
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        Yes, Needed to clear a roster spot with Andujar coming back. Had picked up Musgrove but im thinking his year will be much better than Madbum. so dealt madbum for two futures instead of dumping either.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Okay

  88. Endershados says:
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    Send Ozuna for Rizzo in dynasty 5×5? Feels like a coin flip or worse to me after Ozuna’s start

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t see the point

  89. Benchbatz says:
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    Looking for a bench bat. Who should it be? 12-team mixed roto with added OPS

    Heyward, Choo, Sogard, Gordon, Goodwin, Soler

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Soler

  90. CentralCoastCali says:
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    Good Morning Grey,

    Happy Duesday!!! I guess I’m old because I’ve never read a bad recap from you.

    I have J Turner and Vogelbach, was going to drop Vogelbach but am now leaning toward Turner for Aguilar. Clear it up for me Great Grey, please?

    Thank you,
    CCC

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks, Cali!

      Turner

      • CentralCoastCali says:
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        Awesome, thank you.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  91. Will says:
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    Which 2 would you pick in a 12 tm NL-ONLY 5×5 lg rest of this season?

    Ender Inciarte
    Adam Eaton
    Eduardo Escobar
    Ketel Marte
    Jose Martinez

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eduardo, Ender

  92. Leon says:
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    18 man 7×7 keeper league. Pretty random question. Have glasnow (ohtani sp) and buehler as my 3 big aces. Obviously ohtani sp is a non factor for 2019.. How would u value him for next year ? Should i hold onto him or trade him away. Or would he be my best sp for 2020 if i just wait.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think he’s lucky to throw 100 I{ next year, so limited value

  93. pizza5788 says:
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    Do you think JO Martinez stays in the lineup or will Fowler take away some playing time?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fowler will take some PT

  94. FIsh says:
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    The Nats did the same damn thing last April with Rendon. Last time, it was because he fouled a ball off his foot and they waited, like, 9 days before DL’ing him and could only make the roster move retroactive by 3 days, thus increasing the time he required to miss.

    I’m glad to see team management has learned nothing. Way to Mets it up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  95. Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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    Sup brother Grey!

    Both Peraza and Aguilar are on waivers.

    Would you drop any of Odor, Cole Tucker, Hunter Dozier, Christian Walker, Dahl, Tapia for either Peraza and/or Aguilar?

    Thanks in advance!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Tapia and Tucker for both

      • Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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        Yup. Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  96. OaktownSteve

    OaktownSteve says:
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    Ms. Teschmacher: Dr. Met, I have a Fernando Tatis in the waiting room. He got hurt doing the splits.

    Dr. Met: Auto-fellatio is nothing to be ashamed of, Ms. Teschmacher. I wish people would just be honest with themselves.

    Ms. Techmacher: Yes Dr. Met. Would you like to see the patient?

    Dr. Met: I think we should wait this one out for a bit. I’m having lunch with Ted Giannoulis and I’ll be back in a couple of days. Have Mr. Tatis ice his groin in the meantime. That should cover us either way.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, nice!

  97. James says:
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    Dropping Danny Jansen. Waiver options include Zunino, Alfaro & Vasquez. Please rank. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alfaro

  98. Cam says:
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    Grey would you drop Cole Tucker to pick up Peraza?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  99. Philsfan1976 says:
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    Drop Ryon Healy for Lowe for ROS? Is it close?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No idea who Lowe is but prolly

      • Philsfan1976 says:
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        Nate Lowe

  100. James says:
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    Peraza or Urias (San Diego prospect)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peraza

  101. Db says:
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    Going to have to make some ground up on pitching this week is senzatela @Milwaukee a start you would make?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  102. Matty says:
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    Was surprised to realize how young Peraza is (25)- I assumed he was on the wrong side of 27 and we’d see his speed going away soon.
    He hit the waivers in my weekly moves league at the same time I picked up Cole Tucker on Saturday night. I’ll try to rectify that this week.
    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem

  103. ozzie smith says:
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    How long are we holding onto Shaw in a 10 team, he was supposed to be my 2B but Moncada is holding that position down nicely so for right now he is a bench bat.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Another few weeks

  104. Brett says:
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    Who you like more, kieboom or Nate Lowe?

    • Brett says:
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      J. Aguilara and Verdugo also out there to pick up..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kieboom

  105. Jaca says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Some pyscho got impatient and dropped Kluber. Im the 12th in waiver position but i gotta try obviously. Who should I drop for him? Yahoo 12team 5×5 roto

    Peraza was also dropped, if you think i should swap any of these guys for him as well

    Assuming I dont get Kluber, who would you drop to activate Andujar as soon as next week? I can only hope Tatis gets a timely IL stint, however i would eventually need to give someone the axe.

    I have tried a bunch of trades sending away 2 bats for a pitcher instead of dropping bats, but no one will deal. kinda in a pickle i feel

    just listing my whole team for context of strengths/weaknesses

    Alfaro, Voit, Villar, Mondesi, Baez, Rosario, Domingo Santana, Dahl, Puig, Myers, Shaw, Tatis Jr., Andujar (IL)

    German Marquez, Paddack, Glasnow, Bieber, Ray, Lucchesi, Hand, Hader, Yates, Smith, Alvarado, Clevinger (IL)

    Thank you Grey and happy tuesday

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can drop Ray or Lucchesi if you need room

  106. Twins Peaker says:
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    Are you impressed with Tony Wolters thus far? He’s great behind the plate, he’s throwing out runners and he already has more doubles and hits than last year (or something like that). Can he keep up, what has he done differently?

    Rockies play a ton at home in May and also go to Milwaukee. For a struggling position in catcher, I’m on-board.

    Plus….the moustache!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s not a good hitter, but defensively he’s solid — glorious mustache tho, indeed!

      • Twins Peaker says:
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        I think I may take the plunge on him for May. Great schedule and is making more contact. I’m hoping the 26 year old is going to get better. Still learning the catching streamer game….which I loathe. Austin Barnes stinks lately.

        Plus, Robert Rose goes to Wolters for moustache grooming techniques.

        • Twins Peaker says:
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          Damnit. Robert Roode….the joke is funnier if spelled correctly.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Haha

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          They should come to me for the bestache

  107. Dancin Homer says:
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    I need to drop someone in order to move Canning from the NA spot to start today.

    would you drop Margevicius, C. Tucker, or Profar (both bench guys)?

    My current 3B/SS/ UTL are: Machado, Bogaerts, Kieboom, & Chavis.

    Thanks in advance

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marge

  108. knucks says:
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    Peraza leading off again!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Was matter of time

  109. Chud says:
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    Looking to sure up 1B/flex. Please rank for ROS:

    Voit/Walker/HDozier/N.Lowe.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You did

      • Chud says:
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        Nice- was confirming my rankings! Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  110. Hebrew Hammer says:
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    Id like to trade for Snell in my league. 16 team H2H points dynasty keeper.

    The guy who owns him has a garbage roster. I am 4-0 but def need the SP.

    My roster:

    Alfaro, Encarnacion, Voit, Brian Dozier, H.Dozier, Tatis Jr., Simmons, Carlos Santana, Dahl, Winker, Trout, Domingo, Goodrum, Tapia.

    Pitching : Arrieta, Luchessi, Folty, Lester, Maeta, Flaherty, Caleb Smith

    RP: Castillo, Barnes, Doolittle, Swarak, Shane Greene.

    Prospects: Bo Bichette

    The guy says it will take alot to get Snell but his team is garbage. What is a fair offer?

    FYI I only have enough $$ for one more FA pickup this season.

    Thankyou!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tatis and Winker? Dahl and Winker? Tatis and Folty? Winker and Folty?

      • Hebrew Hammer says:
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        Ok thanks I’ll throw out the offers

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

          • Hebrew Hammer says:
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            He accepted tatis and Folty.

            Thanks again. Not sure what your going to get with Folty, and I have Simmons in place until Bichette un-breaks his hand.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nice!

  111. William Hung says:
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    Per Jon Heyman – Nick Senzel due up Friday

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

      • William Hung says:
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        As a Travis Shaw owner, I need the hope Senzel provides – hoping for best case that he rakes while I wait out Shaw’s slump

  112. Prog Nation says:
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    So love reading your daily articles. Make Fantasy Baseball more enjoyable. Have a couple questions.

    1) Drop Yuli Gurriel or Garrett Hampson for Nick Senze (who may be up by this weekend)?.

    2) Porcello on trading block. Would you trade Lucchessi or Eflin for him? or hold.

    3) If hold, try to trade Luchessi or Eflin for Soroka or Caleb Smith?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! 1. Gurriel 2. Eflin 3. Lucchesi for Smith

      • Prog Nation says:
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        Other teams counter-offer is his Steve Matz for Luchessi. Trade Analyzer favors Lucchesi. I know not to start Matz at Milwaukee per your comment to another. But do you favor Steven over Joey?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hold

  113. Donald says:
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    Verdugo or Joc

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Joc

  114. Harley Earl says:
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    I grabbed Jacob Webb last night when I saw his minor league history. I’m in a holds league, so even if he doesn’t work his way into the closer job, I can see him becoming a relevant holds option for the Braves.

    But yeah, I agree with you, they’re such a mess that he might get a chance to run with the job. Keeping fingers crossed!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Totally!

  115. Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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    If I pull the trigger on sending my Dahl, Darvish, and Corey Seager for their Juan Soto and Folty am I winning this one? Trade analyzer loves it, does the FML concur?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  116. is Vince Velasquez for real ? I am in a 4×4 (no K’s)
    He is available with kelly (ARIZ) and stephenson (cinn) on the waiver and soon to be next week Tyler Beede and Quantrill.
    I would need to dump T Guerro ( MIA)
    whats your order ? Who cant use wins without killing whip or ERA

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t touch him in a no Ks league…

      • Lovedarooks says:
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        How about the other guys… Stephenson with his Fulcher wins and seemingly he has turned the corner

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          What’s the ?

  117. OaktownSteve says:
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    Rumor mill has Senzel coming up as early as Friday

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Let’s go!

  118. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: This is my rest of week outlook with pitchers 10 team 5×5 with Ls and K/9 –

    1. Marquez @ MIL / v. ARI
    2. Yonny Chirinos @ BAL (90% sure he’s going again at some point over the weekend)
    3. Flaherty @ CHC
    4. Matz @ MIL
    5. Glasnow @ BAL
    6. Peacock @ MIN
    7. Fried v. SD

    Am I rolling everyone out there except for Matz?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  119. Curious George says:
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    Need to trade some hitters due to roster crunch. What sp should I target if I’m willing to part with Alonso and Domingo Santana? What’s a fair return on that package?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A top 10 SP

  120. Donald says:
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    Peraza or Kierboom

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peraza

    • Moscowitz says:
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      Kieboom. Peraza is basically a 6 HR, 15-18 sb and pretty meh avg. guy. How this guy is getting all this hype and love is beyond me.

  121. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    1. Please rank – DJ; Senzel; Chavez.
    2. Please rank: Velazquez; Ray; Fried

    Thank you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chavis, Senzel 2. Fried, Ray

  122. Donald says:
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    meant Kieboom

  123. Murph says:
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    Morning Grey
    1 Cut Weaver (next vs Colorado) to pick up Eickoff (next vs Nationals)? (reading good things about Eickoff’s peripherals)
    2 Is Smoak meh? Grabbed Lowe – thinking of cutting Smoak for a streamer spot…..
    3 – Dumb question but – trade Holland for Suarez?
    4 – Trade Holland for Tatis?
    Thanks – always appreciate it – and want you to know, i read you at 3am in NJ when I wake up – so always appreciate you posting right at 3. Like clockwork!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Sure 2. Cut Smoak 3. No idea who Holland is 4. I guess still not sure

      • Murph says:
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        Greg Holland the closer!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          For Andrew Suarez or Eugenio? I’d go Eugenio or Holland

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem on posting!

  124. JP says:
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    Keeper league

    Send G. Marquez/Javy Baez/K. Marte for V. Robles/Story/Thor?

    • JP says:
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      Any thoughts on this trade? My main focus is for this year, players can only be kept for this year and next?

      Thanks

  125. Eric the Waiter with Hands for Hands says:
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    i thought bader was doing badly too so far, till i saw his OPS. the slugging is fine and the OBP is FAR higher than i thought it was or would be. his BB’s have gone up a LOT he’s already fine.

  126. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    your 14 FAAB for odor in AL only was SPOT ON! i went a bit higher and wasted an extra 8 bones since i was worried, but the 2nd highest bid was 12, so nearly exactly optimal prog on that one.

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      that same AL only, turns out n.lowe stash just before vlad came up worked out well (1 stash slot): OBP over AVG, total bases added net steals over steals, QS over wins and holds added. 10 team h2h.
      C jansen
      1B box wine (OF)
      2B altuve
      SS villar (2B)
      3B vlad
      MI odor (22 won, should’ve gone with yr 14, when i noticed the other MI out there and still being stuck with harrison i over did it, won’t matter unless/until really good FA come out of the NL later in year, last year i got villar though for i think only the high teens or so, meadows was VERY expensive last year here due to our keepers being previous season’s ADP’s and meadows of course very cheap this year from that)
      CI tellez
      OF (4): tauchman, bauers (1B), grichuk, a-gor
      util (1) r.nunez
      BN rengifo (2B/SS)
      DL: otani, upton
      NA: n.lowe
      drop tauchman (move gallo to OF) for bringing up lowe now (this would make roster moving harder, as i’d have exactly 4 OF guys for 4 OF slots, and do we really know how much playing time n.lowe is getting anyway?)

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Can you wait a little?

        • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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          yep. until an injury happens and i want to make a move, these pitchers which are the best ones out there right now and it’s not as if i’m dropping bassett hound likely after TWO showings like that
          SP: bieber, paxton, gibson, porcello, many bathrooms, bassett hound, minor, swanson (well HIM i could drop, but the options are weak, unless he loses his job shortly to sheffield, but he wasn’t good in relief either)
          RP (4): swarzak, pressly, barnes, buttrey

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yeah, can’t

          • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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            best “options” if i were intending to drop swanson
            reid foley (appears to have the shoemaker spot now, but he’s been really bad most of the time)
            SAMPSON (also been mostly horrible)
            brooks baseball (pretty bad)
            cahill (possibly better than swanson, but less upside)
            stratton (nope)
            duffy (maybe)
            jefry rod (if he comes back up he’d be the guy, supposedly WILL be up for the 7th)
            nova, bundy, straily, shelby (big nopes)

            so until i want to drop swanson for one of duffy/cahill/jefry rod i can easily wait, but i should nab jefry rod before the 7th, as somebody else will notice he’s back before he actually is.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’d hold Swanson for now

  127. Ron Swanson says:
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    Grey,

    ROS, how do you rank the below is OPS is a category

    Winker, Castellanos, Aguilar, Bader, Polanco, Mazara

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cast, Mazara, Aguilar

  128. Five-on-One says:
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    Start Verdugo over any of Braun, Soler or Laureano?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Laureano

  129. Donald says:
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    Asdrubal Cabrera or J. Peraza Thanks for y’alls opinion

  130. Brett says:
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    12 team daily league 6×6 with OPS and holds the extra categories.

    Current Outfield and Utility: Acuna, Bennitendi, Robles, Hoskins, Domingo, Dahl. I have G

    I have Polanco and Mazara on my bench.

    Pitchers: Snell, Flaherty, Bieber, Paddack, Yu, Strahm. Leclerc, Brasier, CHapman, Parker

    A. Would you trade Benitendi for Sale?

    B. Would you trade G Polanco for Alvarado?

    THanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. No B. Sure

  131. Trickrey says:
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    Trade Domingo Santana and Luke Voit for Hoskins in a 12 tm 5×5 OBP league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  132. The Talented Mr. Dope Man says:
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    12 tm AL only dynasty league

    Would you drop either Wellington Castillo or Danny Jansen for Williams Astudillo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jansen

  133. GeorgeHWBush says:
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    Need help at SP and OF.

    Figure SP is easier to find gems throughout the season so would you trade:

    Glasnow for Puig?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want more at this point

  134. Token says:
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    Treinen and Parker for Wheeler and Chavis?
    I currently have Renado Nunez at 3b. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wheeler side

  135. Chocolate Thunder from Down Under says:
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    Nick Castellanos or Hunter Dozier ROS? Is ir close?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cast

  136. lwomack58 says:
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    Ender seems to be hurt-would you drop him or DJ LeMahieu for either Pereza or Senzel.

    Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peraza

      • lwomack58 says:
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        Which would you drop?

        Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          DJ

  137. Jedi says:
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    Grey,

    With Rendon finally placed on the DL, should I add:
    Hunter Dozier, Yandy Diaz, Maikel Franco, Muncy, or Brandon Lowe?

    Thanks!

  138. Jedi says:
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    Or Peraza?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Muncy

  139. TC says:
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    Benintendi, Bryant and Cole or Machado, Flaherty, Pham in a keep forever standard category roto league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Machado

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ugh, close tho… Could see going different way

        • TC says:
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          So ask for better bat than Pham?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yeah, if you can

  140. Audacity of Schoop says:
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    12 team 5×5 roto.

    I’m last in ERA/WHIP.

    Current SP: Wheeler, Price, Lucchesi, Ed-Rod, McHugh, Yonny, IL – Nelson.

    Current RP: Wade Davis, Will Smith, Buttrey, Elias

    I was offered Maeda for my Buttrey. Other manager is trying to consolidate Robles/Buttrey.

    Part of me thinks I should just accept but is Maeda just another SP similar to what I already got?

    If I move Buttrey, I’ll pick up Diego Castillo for save speculation – which of those SP would you drop to do so?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Maeda

  141. Db says:
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    Looking to move Mondesi I have Dan Murphy, moose, and Peraza I can play there.

    His team
    C narvarez
    1b Cabrera
    2b Wong
    Ss Andrus
    3b Chapman
    If Cano
    Of Pham,goodrum, merrifield, mccutchen
    Util Votto, Garver
    Bench Tatis jr

    Sale, Glasnow, woodruff, eikoff, straham, Paddack, degrom, tailion, Vasquez, Hicks,Holland, Jeffress

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Is there a ?

      • Db says:
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        I need better pitching unless you think german is going to be my ace test of year who would you target if I’m giving up Mondesi

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          German Marquez? Yes, could be

  142. Audacity of Schoop says:
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    Who is odd man out – Ed-Rod, McHugh, Yonny, Lucchesi?

    Do you prefer Maeda or Domingo German?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yonny — Maeda

  143. Ron Swanson says:
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    Is Corey Seager a buy low target?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  144. Stumanji! says:
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    Preparing to abandon ship on Buehler. Hoping to capitalize on his name value. Are these realistic and/or good moves?
    1) Buehler for Flaherty/Wheeler
    2) Buehler for Bieber/Glasnow
    3) Buehler for Greinke/closer
    4) Buehler for Carrasco/closer

    I know Grey and DT disagree on whether he’s a buy or sell, so curious to hear both of your opinions.

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d send Greinke and a closer

      • Cram It says:
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        I think he’s selling Buehler.

        I’d take 1, then 2. Don’t feel realistic though.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d want Buehler in all but Greinke/closer deal

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Sorry, I mean opposite

            • Stumanji! says:
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              I own Buehler. Are you saying you’d sell him for any of the 1, 2, and 4 packages?

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Yes

    • Cram It says:
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      I mean, 2 first, then 1.

  145. Brett says:
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    What closer do you want in Tampa?

    • knucks says:
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      Alvarado, Castillo, Pagan in that order

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alvarado

  146. Steve says:
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    1. Drop any IL to put Tatis on?

    Hicks, Ohtani, Astudillo, Meadows?

    10T 5×5… would add Peraza. Could also just keep Tatis on the bench.

    • knucks says:
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      Sadly b/c he is fun to root for, but drop the catcher.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Astudillo

  147. Papa Jean Segura says:
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    Grey, I think at the end of each of these write ups you should just rank all the hot adds you mention that day vs. Guys you said to add over the previous weeks, vs. Random schmotatoes. Just a thought.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  148. Moe Spaghetti says:
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    Appreciate if you can help rank the following:

    J Peraza
    E Escobar
    Y Diaz
    M Chavis
    M Franco

    I own all except Peraza. Who is the drop? Note Peraza 2b/SS eligibility is a particularly helpful for my roster.

    Alternatively, could drop J Lucchesi or Ed Rod, but not loving that idea.

    On Lucchesi — he was pitching well on Sunday into the 4th inning. Two weak grounders were his demise. Robles made a good hustle play to beat Lucchesi to first, then there was a throwing error. I’m currently trust him especially when pitching at Petco going forward.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franco — agreed on Lucchesi, plus tough matchup

      • Moe says:
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        Thanks Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  149. Bat Flip says:
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    Would you want Vlad or Jose Ramirez ROS?

    • knucks says:
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      Vlad

      • kilkennybrian says:
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        Unless a keeper, that feels generous. Redraft id have a hard tim preferring Vlad.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jo-Ram

  150. Do I drop Tucker and pick up Peraza?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No idea who Tucker is

      • Cole Tucker

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d want Peraza

  151. Sam says:
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    Is it time to cut pollack, no room on dL for him. Replacements available would be bader, Danny santana, verdugo, or the ultimate tease buxton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Bader

  152. kilkennybrian says:
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    12 team, 6×6 (ops)

    Looking to maybe add Bader, would have to swap him with an OF I own.

    Drop any of these for him?

    Braun, Franmil, DSmithJR, Tapia (lineup today, yay), KMarte (love his elg though)

    Or I could dump Elias, but I swapped him for Swarzak so I feel pot committed lol

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  153. Bernie Brewer says:
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    Drop R. McMahon to get Nate Lowe? (UTIL spot/bench depth).

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Okay

  154. Db says:
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    Quantrill @braves you starting?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  155. Db says:
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    Mondesi or degrom ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mondesi

  156. JP says:
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    Send G. Marquez/Javy Baez/K. Marte for V. Robles/Story/Thor?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Okay

  157. Andy Dwyer says:
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    Should I deal Jon Gray for Muncy? i need power. or do you think i can do better?

    • Cram It says:
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      I’d take Muncy there.

  158. Jj says:
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    Mallex Smith for Straham

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smith

  159. Jc says:
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    Are we as excited about Senzel this week as we were about Tucker Cole a few weeks back?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      We are

      • Jesse says:
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        Hey Grey, love your column.

        So…I drafted Bader and Peraza and ended up dropping both. Picked Peraza back up. Someone dropped Inciarte and I snagged him. Now, do I drop Inciarte for Bader, or Hold? Who do you think has the best chance of moving back up in the lineup? Can’t deal with these teams batting them 8th, like cmon already.

        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d want Ender, but close

      • Jc says:
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        Cool. So I would need to drop Ender, Cole or G Polanco. Hold or cut who? Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hold

  160. hanklongball says:
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    Grey,

    Would you give up Rizzo/Wheeler for DeGrom? Pollock or Shaw would fill the UTIL slot that Rizzo occupies. Seems like a gamble of which Mets pitcher has their arm fall off first…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  161. Jimmy Suitcase says:
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    You dropping Yandy Diaz or Profar for your boy Tapia? Gracias.

    • I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and $6000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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      profar is a drop far ahead of yandy for sure if either is a drop for tapia.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  162. I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and $6000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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    drop wong or fletcher in 16 team roto with pretty much everything added (OBP over AVG, slugging, total bases, OPS, hits, XBH), got marte party PIT back

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fletcher

  163. Picked up Escobar and Peraza today but dropped Tatis with his 10day IL designation (Judge already in my IL spot) coming down for Winker (reds vs Vargas tonight!). SHould I try to pick Tatis back up for Peraza or Escobar or should I chase down Palanco? Which of these 4 would you rank from most value to least- ROS 8 team Roto….BTW Im targeting SS specifically. My guess for most value would be Peraza because of his early slump so he hasnt given much of what he can do yet. What say you Grey??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peraza, Escobar, Tatis…everyone else

  164. ThE sHiT says:
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    Deal any of Dahl, Bryant or Domingo Santana for German Marquez or Corbin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dahl or Domingo for Corbin

  165. Steve says:
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    I know who HOT likes mode but curious if you agree:

    Walker v Sabathia (batting 5th)
    J Turner v Pomeranz

    Only have room to start 1

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker

  166. Hugman says:
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    Grey! Have you watched any games at Miller Park this year? The way balls are flying out of there they should call it Coors Light, which is very off brand, but still.
    This is apropos of nothing, by the way, just wanted to make a joke that’s surely already been made. Avoiding the mountain of work I have at work today.

    Peace!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Every player in those parks has beer goggles… It’s not Miller Park anymore tho, sadly

  167. msh2404 says:
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    Which side in 12 team roto:

    Goldy/G Polanco
    or
    Abreu/Will Smith

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Goldy

  168. Sam says:
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    V Velazquez or Lucchesi?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lucchesi

  169. Thundershoe says:
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    Hi Grey,

    A. Kikuchi droppable in 12-team points league?

    B. Could you rank the following: Peraza, N. Lowe, Chavis, Walker, H. Dozier

    C. Pollock droppable?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Yes B. Peraza, Walker, Dozier C. Sure

  170. JP says:
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    Just traded away my 2B, should I be picking up Peraza or Schoop??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peraza

  171. Thundershoe says:
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    Thanks, who if any of the following would you prefer over Pollock? Choo, Gardner, or Kepler.

    Once Meadows is off the DL, I assume he would be the pick over any of those three, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kepler — yes, Meadows

  172. TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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    As a pure upside play and current bench bat would you drop nate lowe or vogelbach for chavis? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lowe

    • TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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      Leaning more towards dropping vogey as he hasnt done much since his hot start

  173. Bunzo says:
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    I own DSJ, Peraza, and Dozier. Would you drop any of them to pick up any of the following? My needs are runs.

    Odor
    Shaw
    Bader
    Profar

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DSJ — Shaw

  174. Buh says:
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    Jose Alvarado

    A. Will be in constant competition for saves the rest of the year, so should only be rostered if better options are unavailable

    B. Is simply just a set up man

    C. Will eventually take over as the full time closer and gain top 15 value

    D. Is and will remain the current closer for the Rays.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A

  175. rhodyballer says:
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    Strop or Alvarado?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Strop

  176. Clue says:
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    I own Tim Beckham and Peraza. Would you pick up any of the following in place of these two? I have no specific needs. Just want two best players.

    Shaw
    Inciarte
    Senzel
    Odor

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shaw over Beckham

  177. Scooterboy says:
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    Here are some of the starting pitchers available in my league.
    Kyle Hendricks, Jon Gray, Kyle Freeland, Brandon Woodruff, Jake Odorizzi.

    Here is my current starters. Would you drop one or more to pick up anyone listed above? Thank You !!!

    Walker Buehler
    German Marquez
    Eduardo Rodriguez
    Joey Luchessi
    Domingo German
    Vince Velasquez
    J.A. Happ
    Luke Weaver

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odorizzi — lose Happ

  178. Alex says:
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    What level of a closer would you take for Odor? Hicks is probably the lowest of my targets: Hicks, Raisel, Shane Greene.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hicks, Raisel, Greene

  179. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Anything known on how long Astudilo and tatis will be on DL?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds like minor injuries

  180. Stupid Sexy Glanders says:
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    13 team dynasty roto with defensive stuff added (putouts, double plays, assists, OF assists, fielding %, hits, doubles, triples, BB’s and OPS for hitters, complete games, shutouts, double plays, holds, K/9, relief wins, pickoffs, QS for pitchers. 10 man prospect slots on separate stash rosters and up to 10 NA stashed on team as well and infinite DL’s (and suspended guys can go into fake stash rosters as well)
    C OBP wolf
    1B goldy
    2B altuve
    SS bogey
    3B bregman (SS)
    IF (1) devers (3B)
    LF mcclutchin’ (RF)
    CF robles
    RF choo (LF)
    OF (1) brocktune (RF/LF)
    util (1) bellinger (1B/RF/LF)
    BN (we have deep total benches, and 1800 innings max): principal blackman (CF/RF), posey C/1B (could just drop him here easily, stream a 2nd catcher if/when needed), ceager (SS), renfroe (LF/RF)
    DL: andujar
    hitter prospects: l.garcia (WAS), vientos, o.cruz, valera, b.thompson, x.edwards, varsho, mejia, larnach, trammell, florial, k.lee, w.calhoun, brujan
    SP: glasnow, V2, fried, ryu, maeda, gibson, bassett, rodon the monster
    RP (7): g.holland, k.herrera, colome, kela, pressly, kenley, osuna
    DL: a.wood, archer
    pitching prospects: graterol, luzardo, touki, n.pearson, duplantier, mize

    got an offer of machado for my devers + andujar, is that enough or try to get a bit more in that? machado isn’t a whole lot older than those 2, 4 years older than andujar and around 3ish older than devers (or i have that backwards, i know the times are right though as i looked them up yesterday)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d grab Machado

  181. Brett says:
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    12 team league with categories for saves and holds rather Parker and Alvarado or Osuna and seranthony?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Osuna

  182. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. conforto for whit? which side do you like?

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Conforto, pretty even

  183. Cohen says:
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    Grey, would u drop Soler to pick up Verdugo or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  184. LG Baseball says:
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    Grey!

    Awesome write-up! Keeper trade question. 10 team 5×5 with 10 keepers:

    Which side:

    Trout, Voit, Adell, Meadows, Glasnow

    Soto, Mondesi, Robles, Tatis, Alonso

    Thanks,
    LG

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Trout

  185. TonyD says:
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    OBP league, drop Heyward for Senzel?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  186. kilkennybrian says:
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    Kepler Or Tapia?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kepler

  187. scils8 says:
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    Machado and Kyle Freeland for Trea Turner and Jack Flaherty?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trea

  188. Whe says:
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    LeClerc or Alvarado

  189. Stephen Lyon says:
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    Jeez – Leclerc has to be toast now, right?

  190. Cincinnati Man says:
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    Trade

    My bregman for Jose R? Analyzer says yes. I’m leaning no

    My bregman, Pete Alonso, and Shaw for his Jose R and Benintendi? I’m leaning yes and analyzer says yes

    I have ozuna, Bellinger, voit, albies, peraza, mazara and Stanton on DL. Team crushing it right now. Trying to trade high for Low

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